Mug illustration of Arts columnist Ryan McCullough.

What’s a column, and why didn’t you read mine?

I’m disappointed my semester-long run as the arts columnist at The Daily Californian isn’t ending with more intrigue. If there’s an arts opinion that could get me canceled by the UC Berkeley student body, thus ending my time here in scandal — I can’t think of it.
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The city of love, alone

Arts abroad

I barely knew anyone yet in this big wide city, but I consoled myself with the ridiculous notion that I might strike up a conversation with a handsome stranger sitting next to me and make a new friend. But walking into the Palais Royale, surrounded by elderly couples and bourgeois millennials, I felt horribly out of place. 
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Mug illustration of Arts columnist Ryan McCullough.

LinkedIn curation

Mullet journal

This entire process, from making a LinkedIn to interviewing to email correspondence, is a performative art — especially when you have no idea what you’re really supposed to be doing.
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Mug illustration of Arts columnist Ryan McCullough.

Concert dread

Mullet journal

I had been relying on the valid excuse of COVID-19 to avoid concerts, but I still crave seeing my favorite musicians perform.
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